[T3] Two questions about throttle cables

Bobsnotch at aol.com Bobsnotch at aol.com
Sat Jan 14 19:13:17 PST 2012

In a message dated 1/14/2012 7:51:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
djsanderson at telus.net writes:

Hi  Folks
I have a couple of questions about throttle cables. First, the   
throttle cable in Matt's notch broke. Actually, it had worn through  in  
two places - just where the cable exits the tube by the pedal  and  
again at the rear where it come through the fire wall. Did  these  
cables come with some sort of nylon sleeve to prevent this  kind of  
abrasion and subsequent breakage? I've looked at the parts  book but do  
not see any such protective sleeve. I see at CB  Performance that they  
sell a cable that is in a  sleeve - that  should do the trick I think.
Second, I imagine that it is very difficult to  get 311 721 551 A, the  
protective tube and grommet (311 721 573) for  the throttle cable from  
the pan to the firewall. Have people tried  other kinds of tubes, like  
bicycle parts as a  substitute?

I haven't seen a throttle cable with a protective sleeve for a t-3 before.  
T-1 yes, but not t-3. Someone on the Samba just got one of those 311 721 
551A  cables not that long ago, so they are out there, just don't remember who 
he got  it from.
As an alternative, I used some 1/16th inch wire rope that I got from  
McMaster Carr. I bought a 100ft strand for 10 bucks. Plenty to make several  
with. ;^) You might be able to find that locally in a hardware store.  

Bob 65 Notch  S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
71 Notch (Krunchy)
64 T-34 Ghia (Wolfie)  

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